Online Registration has ended. To register for the 2017 Conference, go to walk-up registration on-site at the Westin Hotel.
Folk Alliance International 29th Annual Conference
February 15th-19th, 2017 - Westin Hotel, Kansas City, MO
The Folk Alliance International Conference is an annual event that brings together music industry professionals and music instructors from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional and contemporary folk music. Evening showcases present opportunities for artists to perform for presenters, while daytime workshops explore critical issues relating to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in its many forms. Held over a five day period, the Conference includes:
- Billy Bragg as Keynote Speaker
- 2,500 delegates - the largest gathering of the professional Folk Music Community
- An astounding range of folk-related genres and fusions represented
- 300+ presenters*
- 800+ industry professionals*
- 1,600+ artists*
- 75 exhibit booths
- 200 official showcases and over 2,800 private showcases
- 50 panels and workshops
- Discounted access to Winter Music Camp workshops
- 300+ served in Free Health, Eye Care and Dental Clinics for Musicians
- Nightly networking receptions and breakfasts
- An Awards Gala celebrating the best folk talent
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Cancelations Policy for Conference/Camp
Registration fees are refundable (minus a $50 handling fee) until December 31, 2016.
Those canceling between January 1, 2017 and January 17, 2017, will receive dollar value credit toward the 2018 Conference/Camp in Kansas City, MO (February 2018). Conference credits cannot be used toward membership fees nor do they guarantee future exhibit space.
Unfortunately there are no refunds or credits for cancellations after January 17, 2017, including due to illness or weather.
There are no substitutions of participants allowed except in the case of company employees, which will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the FAI office.